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Best High Schools
in Colorado

We reviewed 31,242 U.S. public high schools; 88 Colorado schools made our rankings.View Rankings

One of the states with flexibility from No Child Left Behind mandates, Colorado tests students via state assessments that cover math, reading, writing, social studies and science. Colorado has programs to help homeless students, create drug-free schools and promote nutrition education, according to the Colorado Department of Education.

There are 88 Colorado schools ranked in 2014 among the U.S. News Best High Schools, including 14 gold medal schools, 31 silver medal schools and 43 bronze medal schools. One of Colorado's top-ranked secondary schools is Peak to Peak Charter School, located within the Boulder Valley School District, which is about a 40-minute drive from the state capital of Denver.

Top Ranked CO Schools

To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal.

#1

Peak to Peak Charter School

800 MERLIN DR, LAFAYETTE, CO 80026

#2

D'Evelyn Junior/Senior High School

10359 WEST NASSAU AVE, DENVER, CO 80235

#3

Fairview High School

1515 GREENBRIAR BLVD, BOULDER, CO 80305

#4

Denver Center for International Studies

574 WEST 6TH AVE, DENVER, CO 80204

#5

Ridgeview Classical Schools

1800 SOUTH LEMAY AVE, FORT COLLINS, CO 80525

#6

Crested Butte Community School

818 RED LADY AVE, CRESTED BUTTE, CO 81224

#7

Cherry Creek High School

9300 EAST UNION AVE, GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO 80111

#8

Denver School of the Arts

7111 MONTVIEW BLVD, DENVER, CO 80220

#9

Evergreen High School

29300 BUFFALO RD, EVERGREEN, CO 80439

#10

Conifer Senior High School

10441 COUNTY HWY 73, CONIFER, CO 80433

CO by the Numbers
Districts 143
High Schools 363
Full-Time Teachers 13,637
Students Enrolled 262,440

Featured Districts

Schools in the Jefferson County School District R-1 are among the 2012 U.S. News Best High Schools.

The Jefferson County School District R-1 supports 31 high schools that serve 28,144 students.

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There are 30 high schools among the Denver Public Schools that serve 20,846 students.